As we breathe a collective sigh of relief that the 2016 election season is coming to a close, we share with you a few election artifacts from our collection.
Hubert H. Humphrey ran in the DFL primary in 1960. John F. Kennedy won the Democratic primary and general election, and became our 35th president.
Protection and Sound Money were the slogans in the 1896 presidential bid of Republican, Wm. McKinley. His campaign was successful making him our 25th president.
A 1900 election button featured Republican Samuel Van Sant in the foreground running for Governor of Minnesota. Behind him are Wm. McKinley and Theodore Roosevelt, the president and vice presidential candidates. All were elected. Van Sant was Minnesota’s 15th governor.
Magnus Johnson was an American farmer and politician. He served in both the Minnesota House of Representatives and the Minnesota Senate before being elected to the U.S. Senate on the Farmer-Labor ticket, to fill the seat opened because of the death of Knute Nelson.
I like that he’s for “Friendly Relations with All Nations and Entangling Alliances with none.”
See more from the Dassel History Center & Ergot Museum: http://dassel.com/history-center/museum/magnus-johnson/